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Astros Crawfish Boil: March 14, 2023

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Here’s your Tuesday Boil!

Houston Astros News

Valdez builds OD case; Lee plays first base (

Former Houston Astros Prospect Retires in Surprising Fashion (

4 things we’ve learned in Astros camp (

Former Astros Top Prospect Optioned To Minor League Camp Despite Strong Showing (

Michael Brantley may miss Opening Day despite return to Astros (

Houston Astros new GM just realized the stakes have changed (

Non-Houston Astros AL West News

Elephant Rumblings: Rotation picture shifts over weekend (

Q&A: No. 11 prospect Butler talks childhood, Michael Harris, ‘New Oakland’ (

Eovaldi Takes Positive Step in Second Texas Rangers Start (

Jacob deGrom Feels Ready for Opening Day Following First Spring Start (

‘Hard to even fathom’: Sewald reflects on resurgence (

Mariners Notebook: Where Luis Castillo stands after latest start (

Angels’ pitcher-only Draft plan is ... working? (

3 Angels Opening Day roster decisions we’ll be mad about (

Non-AL West MLB News

Your reward for striking out 3 superstars? An MLB deal (

MLB Power Rankings: What’s the best division in baseball? The Easts reign supreme entering 2023 (

Ex-MLB player goes too far: Gisele Bundchen is a horse faced, attention seeking beanpole (

The position battles each club still needs to sort out (

Houston Astros Birthdays

Marwin Gonzalez (34) played all over the diamond through his eight seasons with the Astros. In 809 games, he hit 262/.317/.419 with 79 homers and 300 RBI.

Matt Kata (45) appeared in 278 over parts of five major league seasons between five different teams. In 2009, he hit .200 in 40 games for the Astros, playing second base, left field, and first base.

RHP Rodrigo Rosario (45) enjoyed a cup of coffee with the Astros in 2003, pitching eight innings over two games. He only allowed one earned run on five hits, and struck out six.

Ty Waller (66) went one-for-six with a double in 11 games for the 1987 Astros.